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Posted: Thursday, September 01, 2016 - 03:15 PM UTC
Karl Flavell takes a look at and shares his thoughts on a set of World War Two British Airborne troops from Bronco Models in 1/35th scale.

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Posted: Thursday, September 01, 2016 - 11:33 PM UTC
That Bren gunner can be used as is and firing downwards into a slit trench filled with prisoners. Airborne don't take prisoners!
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Posted: Friday, September 02, 2016 - 02:15 AM UTC
this figure set is good example of the british heroism in "operation-market-garden". arnhem. september,1944.
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Posted: Friday, September 02, 2016 - 04:54 AM UTC
great set to have, these are plenty full years for modelers.
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Posted: Friday, September 02, 2016 - 04:56 AM UTC
oops although didn't one of the frequent posters claimed that pointing officers in a ratio 1 per 4 soldiers was something for the German army? So how accurate is this set or do the red devils have something similar going on? :-)
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Posted: Friday, September 02, 2016 - 06:03 AM UTC

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oops although didn't one of the frequent posters claimed that pointing officers in a ratio 1 per 4 soldiers was something for the German army? So how accurate is this set or do the red devils have something similar going on? :-)


Allied armies generally had no set ratio.

The British airborne may have been an exception.

Maybe a one in five, but where's the umbrella? If over a captain he should have an umbrella.
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Posted: Friday, September 02, 2016 - 06:22 AM UTC
only if they can't remember the bloody password
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Posted: Friday, September 02, 2016 - 08:21 AM UTC

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oops although didn't one of the frequent posters claimed that pointing officers in a ratio 1 per 4 soldiers was something for the German army? So how accurate is this set or do the red devils have something similar going on? :-)



i think he ask to the guy at the radio "why on 40 Germans in 10 point at me?..."
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Posted: Friday, September 02, 2016 - 12:27 PM UTC
I wonder if the sculptor had just watched A Bridge Too Far? Fine looking set!
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Posted: Saturday, September 03, 2016 - 03:21 AM UTC
the final results of "operation-garden-market". was a total military disaster.
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Posted: Saturday, September 03, 2016 - 08:45 AM UTC

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the final results of "operation-garden-market". was a total military disaster.



Hey, wait a minute, what gives? Earlier you said it was "operation-market-garden". Are you trying to pull a fast one?
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Posted: Saturday, September 03, 2016 - 09:08 AM UTC

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the final results of "operation-garden-market". was a total military disaster.



Hey, wait a minute, what gives? Earlier you said it was "operation-market-garden". Are you trying to pull a fast one?



Must be what they call a "reverse post"



Cheers,
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Posted: Saturday, September 03, 2016 - 04:44 PM UTC

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the final results of "operation-garden-market". was a total military disaster.



Hey, wait a minute, what gives? Earlier you said it was "operation-market-garden". Are you trying to pull a fast one?



Must be what they call a "reverse post"



Cheers,
Joe



Nothing should surprise us. After all the thread title is mis-spelled too. The Britsih? Were they a Sikh regiment?
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Posted: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 11:42 PM UTC
Any idea of the release date on these sets?
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Posted: Friday, September 23, 2016 - 04:40 PM UTC
Out now -order placed
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Posted: Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 09:18 PM UTC

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That Bren gunner can be used as is and firing downwards into a slit trench filled with prisoners. Airborne don't take prisoners!



Or in a second-story window firing down at troops on the ground.

I think the set would be more realistic, though, if it showed the PIAT gunner trying to recock the launcher after his previous shot failed to recock it.